The door closes, the last piece of paper is picked up, and the dishes are all done. Another Christmas day comes to a close and I’m feeling happy but exhausted. I never want to take these days for granite. I treasure each one that I get. The laughter, the noise of children playing, mixes with new memories being made. It is something to be savored long after the day is done.
Tomorrow with it’s new cares will come soon enough. It’s here that I want to linger, in the afterglow of special moments when my family is all gathered. So I close my eyes and in my heart I a raise a glass in toast, Here’s to slowing down, being a family if only for a moment, and enjoying it before the rush of life crowds in again.